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Record ID: LANCUM-1DF462
Object type: DRESS HOOK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy dress hook dating to the post medieval period (AD 1500 - AD 1700). The dress hook comprises of a trefoil shaped main plate, decorated with a openwork knot design. Each running-end of the knot terminates in a plain pellet, which marks the join between the main plate and the sub-rectangular attachment loop. A D-sectioned hook extends centrally from the base of the main plate and curved backwards. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Comparable trefoil designs are depicted in Read (2008, p. 110, no. 436) and classified as Read Class E, Type 5. Reference: …
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Friday 3rd February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Flixton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-039CF2
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold and gem medieval brooch of 12th century date. The brooch is annular, circular in plan with eight raised collets set equally spaced around the frame. Each collet contains a gem of alternating garnets and sapphires. Between each gem is a raised boss with punched decoration and surmounted by an open fruit pod. Both the internal and external edge of the frame is beaded. The pod with seeds within and the remains of the flower beyond it, most probably represents the fruit of the broom. Broom (Genista sagittalis) is said to have been adopted as a badge by Geoffrey of Anjou, the father…
Created on: Sunday 26th June 2016
Last updated: Saturday 12th May 2018
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Record ID: IARCH-F9CBD3
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Robertson 2000, 35-36 no. 178: "Worsley Collection. "This collection, the property of the Earl of Ellesmere, hitherto kept at Worsley Hall, now kindly lent by him to the City of Manchester, consists of (a) 89 coins found in operations involving the moving of soil on the Castlefield estate between May 22, 1828, and June 10, 1829, and (b) 7 coins found at Bittern Pits in March, 1829. Unfortunately they have all suffered serious injury from damp, and probably came from some buried hoards. So far as they can all be identified, all but two of the Castlefield coins form a fairly continuous …
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 17th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manchester (Castlefield)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-4ABF29
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Robertson 2000, 143-144 no. 639: ""Mr. W.S. Churchill read the following communication on 'The recent Find of Roman coins at Birch, Rusholme.' The find of coins brought to light about a month ago is interesting, but is not an important one. It is the hoard of a man in humble circumstances, the coins being all of bronze and of small size. As far as can be ascertained, the series will be as follows": Ant. Gallienus 11 Salonina 2 Valerian II 1 Postumus 2 Victorinus 41 Claudius II 11 Tetricus I 68 Tetricus II 13 uncertain radiates 43 192 -Trans. Lancs. and Chesh. Ant. Soc., XIV (1896), 19…
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Friday 14th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manchester (Birchfields)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-4483ED
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Robertson 2000, 55 no. 271: ""In the Owens College Museum (part of the University Buildings) of Manchester. A. Six coins found in 1876 while foundations were being dug of a bridge over the Irwell, near Quay Street." The coins were all sest.: Sest. Trajan 1 Hadrian 1 Hadrian (?) 1 Faustina I 1 Marcus (under Pius) 1 Faustina II 1 6 -J. MacInnes, in "The Roman Coins of Manchester", appendix to F.A. Bruton, ed., The Roman Fort at Manchester (1909), 84f., types The Owens College Museum has been incorporated in the Manchester Museum, but the 6 coins described above have not been located th…
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Friday 14th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manchester (Quay Street)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-67086E
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Robertson 2000, 273 no. 1141: ""In 1828, whilst digging for the foundation of the Victoria Bridge, over the Irwell, the workmen found, on the Manchester side of the river, a number of coins, of which the following six, in excellent preservation, are now in the possession of Nathan Heywood, Esq., of Mount Street, Manchester, where I recently inspected them." They were AE: AE Constantine I 2 Crispus 1 Constantine II, Caes. 2 Constantinopolis 1 6 -W.T. Watkin, Roman Lancashire (1883), 123 -The homogeneous character of the group of 6 coins leaves little doubt that they came from a hoard."
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Friday 14th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manchester (Victoria Bridge)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-7A28A0
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Robertson 2000, 21 no. 106: ""Found at Crown Inn, Trafford Street, in 1840, on the road to Slack, 'a hoard of 200 coins, mostly silver, ten of gold, but only a brass of Domitian saved.'" F.A. Bruton, Roman Fort at Manchester (1909), Appendix on The Roman Coins of Manchester, 128; from Manchester Weekly Times, 18 March1898 Including Domitian"
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Friday 8th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manchester (Trafford Street)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-726773
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Robertson 2000, 420 no. 1760: ""In 1777, a number of Roman coins were found on the banks of the Medlock." T. Baines, Lancs. and Chesh. Past and Present (1867), 268 Undated"
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Friday 14th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-F9BB57
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Robertson 2000, 340 no. 1396: ""This was found about 1852 in digging the foundations of Knott Mill Railway Station, Castlefield, Manchester. Parts I and II describe the largest surviving section of the hoard, bought by the late Mr. Fielding Hodgson and now in the possession of Mr. Thomas Hodgson of Buxton. This section was handed to us for examination, in two parts - having become separated by accident; and the larger part (Part I) came into our hands a year later than the other." Then came two lists, of 1235 "third brass", and of 343 brass - 1 "large brass" and 342 "small brass" - re…
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Friday 14th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manchester (Knott Mill)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IARCH-DDF883
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Robertson 2000, 234 no. 957: ""Mr. J.J. Phelps recovered from a scrap-book once belonging to Mr. John Harland, F.S.A., a well-known antiquarian of fifty years ago, a cutting (now in the Free Reference Library) which contains a report furnished to the Manchester Guardian of a meeting of the 'Rosicrucian Society'. From information as to the Society gleaned from other sources Mr. Phelps has now identified the date of the newspaper cutting as Feb. 18, 1858. The set of coins exhibited and described is said in the report to have been selected from a much larger number found at various times…
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Friday 14th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manchester (Castlefield)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-EF96A7
Object type: CANNON
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post-medieval carronade dating to the 1800's. Carronades generally had about sixteen components and there was a loss of projectile power due to the windage gap. The breech bolt, vent hole, barrel and muzzle are intact.The carronade gained the nickname "the smasher" because it created large wooden splinters when landing on an enemy vessel and used gunpowder and chemicals and were smoothbored. By the 1800s carronades became a popular type of cannon and was mainly used by the Royal Navy and also became popular when used on British merchant ships. The length is 54mm, width 10mm and the…
Created on: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Last updated: Monday 9th June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'PEEL GREEN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-7AD4F1
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval hammered silver coin, an Elizabeth I half groat of her third issue (North 2016), dates to between 1582 and 1583. Obverse has two small pellets behind the bust just above the shoulder and the initial mark is a bell. The obverse legend reads as E D G ROSA SINE SPINA. The reverse legend reads as CIVITAS LONDON. The coin was minted in London. The diameter is 14mm and the weight is 0.43g.
Created on: Friday 22nd February 2013
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Heaton Park', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-994942
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Manchester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy finger ring, probably medieval in date. The outside surface of the ring is decorated with lines which make a zig-zag pattern and a dot in each triangle. The inside surface is plain and smooth. It is D-shaped in section. The ring has been cast but the decoration appears to have been added after casting. Cast copper alloy finger rings were found in London dating to the medieval period (Egan and Pritchard; 1991; 331-2).
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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